Item is one of three amateur films documenting a private costume party at the Hamber residence at 3838 Cypress Street. The film shows footage of Aldyen Hamber and 5 unidentified female guests in costumes, dancing, smoking and making fruit offerings to a costumed Eric Hamber. 1927. Item # MI-136 Topics: Costume, Dancing, Parties
Item is a documentary film documenting John Lawson Park in West Vancouver. The film contains footage of the proposed playscape model for the playground as well as footage of the completed playground with children playing on it. The film also documents an interview between two unidentified men at the playground. [between 1968 and 1973]. Item # MI-110 Topics: Children, Children's activities, Playgrounds, Parks, Architectural models
Oct. 20, 1995. Item is part one of two, Digital PAL Master, includes textless BG; theatrical feature film released May 1996 at Cannes Film Festival. Yaletown Entertainment Group, Full Circle and G.L.A.S.S. Films present David Naughton, Linda Kash, in a Reto Salimbeni film, "Urban Safari." Starring Jay Brazeau, Donnelly Rhodes, Andrea Nemeth, with Teryl Rothery, David Palffy, Rebecca Toolan, Adriana Tripa, Barry Pepper, Charles Seigel. Executive producers Michael Collier and Reto...
Item is a documentary film documenting a street demonstration in Vancouver in July 1981 protesting the screening of the sexually explicit feature film Caligula in a conventional movie house (not a pornographic establishment). The film includes footage of a crowd of several dozen adults and children carrying placards and picketing the Towne Cinema (919 Granville Street) where Caligula was being shown, a spokesperson for the organization United Citizens for Integrity explaining their reasons for... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Demonstrations, Theatres, Crowds, Streets
Item is a documentary film documenting various recreational activities and special events taking place in park playgrounds in Vancouver. The film contains footage of special events such as the 1967 Sandbox Project, the Annual Kids Fishing Derby, and the Soap-box Derby. The recreational activities documented include baseball, children's fishing, Ukrainian dancing, outdoor ballet dancing, boxing, bicycle riding, basketball, volleyball, outdoor gymnastics, children's games, and musical... Topics: Boxing, Cycling, Ballet, Children's activities, Competitions, Dancing, Hiking, Playgrounds, Tug of...
[197-]. Item is a home movie of the crowds at the Strawberry Mountain Rock Festival. Scenes from the stage, of the musicians, most footage is of the crowds enjoying themselves, some shots of tents and vehicles. Reference code: AM1553-1-S2-: MI-576 Topics: Camping, Crowds, Bands, Music, Musicians, Musical instruments
1984. Film was sponsored by the British Columbia provincial government and shows the construction of the Coquihalla. There is no narration; the soundtrack is all music. Reference code: AM1553-8-S10-: MI-282 Topics: Aerial photographs, Transportation, Rivers, Mountains--British Columbia, Road construction
byWhitefoot Studio for Vancouver (B.C.) Board of Parks and Recreation
Item is a documentary film documenting Vancouverâs parks in 1940. This film names Vancouver the âPlayground City of the North Westâ and contains footage of Stanley Park, Connaught Park, Douglas Park, Devonshire Park, Shaughnessy Park, Memorial West Park, Memorial South Park, Almond Park, Hastings Community Park, Grandview Park, Trout Lake, Queen Elizabeth Park, Tatlow Park, Thornton Park, Hadden Park, Burrard View Park, Maple Grove Park, Sunset Nursery, Victory Square Park, Beaver Lake Park... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Boats and boating, Forests, Trees, Flowers, Park buildings, Parks, Lawn bowling, Golfing, Tennis,...
Item is an organizational record film documenting firefighters tending to a car crash on Clark Drive and an apartment building fire. The first segment shows a totalled car, with firefighters searching for victims in the burnt car and coroners coming to take the bodies away. Also includes an interview with the first police officer on the scene, Robert Clooney. The second segment shows firefighters fighting an apartment building fire by aerial ladder and performing first aid for victims,... Topics: Vancouver (B.C.)--Fire Department, Apartment buildings, Traffic accidents
byWhitefoot Studio for Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation
Item is a documentary film documenting Stanley Park including recreational activities and special events in the park. The film contains footage of traffic entering Stanley Park, Lions Gate Bridge viewed from the park, totem poles, as well as scenes of trees and flower gardens that show the park in bloom. The film documents people engaging in a variety of the parkâs recreational activities as well such as horse back riding, walking, playing cricket, purchasing ice-cream from the ice-cream... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Parks, Playgrounds, Beaches, Children, Crowds, Families, Men, Women, Bridges, Children's...
Item is an amateur film documenting Eric Hamber and three unidentified female companions riding horses in the stable yards (possibly at the Hamber ranch at Minnekhada in Coquitlam). The films shows footage primarily of chicken and ducks moving about the farm. 1935. Item # MI-147 Topics: Agricultural buildings, Barns, Stables, Farms, Houses, Chickens, Domestic animals, Birds, Horses,...
1974. Film is a short following the lumbering process from cutting the tree down to loading the ships with lumber. Reference code: AM1553-2-S3-: MI-269 Topics: Mountains--British Columbia, Logging, Lumbering
1985. Film consists of raw footage used used in the video post card "Vancouver - The World in a City." Footage includes scenes of the Expo Centre with an inukshuk in the foreground, B.C. Place Stadium, the Plaza of Nations, an outdoor swimming pool, an airplane landing, and views of the future grounds of Expo 86. Silent film. Reference code: AM1553-8-S13-: MI-259 Topics: Buildings, Construction industry, Airplanes, Swimming pools--outdoor, Beaches, Crowds, Tennis,...
. Film was a wildlife/educational piece presented by B.C. Hydro and narrated by Tommy Tompkins. Produced and edited by Michael Collier. Film features footage of swelling rivers, many different flora as well as wild animals, and their young, in their natural habitats. Wildlife featured include: moose, deer, beaver, squirrels, muskrats, geese, groundhogs, loons, osprey, fish, black bears, owls, racoons, gyrfalcons, eagles, mountain goats, foxes, lynx, cougar kittens, marmots, and grizzly... Topics: Lakes, Forests, Rivers, Lakes and ponds, Mountains--British Columbia, Animals
Aug. 1986. This item consists of video transfers of film footage shot at Expo 86. The raw footage was transferred to video and edited on tape into a finished production. According to the donor this is the original of the final production with sound and image combined. "Vancouver - Focus on Expo 86" was released August 1986 as a video postcard. Film featuring highlights of Expo 86 . Includes royal visit, highlights of USA, USSR, China, GM, Canada, BC, Folklife pavillions. Director,... Topics: Royal visits, Royalty, Expo 86, Pavilions, Cityscapes, Vancouver (B.C.)--Aerial photographs,...
byWhitefoot Studio for Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation
Item is a documentary film documenting people participating in recreational activities in Vancouver's parks. The recreational activities shown in the film include tennis, lacrosse, cricket, baseball, soccer, golf, lawn bowling, ice skating, rugby, football, field hockey, sunbathing, swimming, children's finger painting, ballet dancing, boys woodworking, girls arts and crafts, girls indoor basketball, bingo, bag piping, and dancing. The film also documents the free archery instruction that was... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Tennis, Lacrosse, Cricket, Baseball, Soccer, Golfing, Lawn bowling, Skating, ice, Rugby, Football,...
. Item is a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's aerobatic air team, the Snowbirds. Narrated by Leslie Nielsen. The documentary begins by following the eight men trying out for the four spaces in the 1990 Snowbirds team, then discussing the history of avaition in Canada and the Canadian military, the majority of the film focuses on the training of the Snowbirds team and the outreach and shows they perform. Ending with the final show of the 20th anniversary season.... Topics: Airports, Airplanes, Air travel, Military training, Military, Military ceremonies, honors, and...
1972. "Water Colours" is an experimental art film by Michael Collier. Collier used music, colour manipulations, optical printing effects, and other techniques to create an overall psychedelic effect. It was chosen to be the opening short for Pink Floyd's "The Wall" which played in theatres across Canada. "Water Colours" was purchased by the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and was included in a series of films that played in galleries and cities around the...
Item is an amateur film documenting Diana and Barbara Spencer pulling their brother John Fife on a sled in the snow at the Earlscourt ranch in Lytton, B.C. Film also shows children ice skating. 1932. Item # MI-57 Topics: Children, Sleighs and sleds, Snow
1986. Item is the original. "Expo 86 PSA No. 1" [Public service announcement] produced by Yaletown Productions for the Government of Canada External Affairs Department. Film has four thirty second commericals advertising Expo 86. The commercials feature ... »footage of Vancouver and British Columbia highlighting the city, nature, tourist activities and the Expo site. Reference code: AM1553-8-S7-: MI-351
1992. Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military Parachute Team, the Sky Hawks. Original camera source tape 29. Includes footage of a Sky Hawks' team cheer after the team clerk's first sky diving experience, footage taken inside the airplane and along side the Sky Hawks as they sky dive and practice their routine. Also includes footage of Pierre (Pete) being thrown into a swimming pool and the Sky Hawks team on the plane out of uniform and... Topics: Military, Parachutes, Equipment, Military uniforms, Airplanes, Men, Sky diving, Swimming...
May 15, 1995. Item is part one of two of Digital NTSC Master. Full Circle and G.L.A.S.S. Films; a Reto Salembeni film; David Naughton, Linda Kash, Jay Brazeau, Donnelly Rhodes, Andrea Nemeth, Teryl Rothery, David Palffy, Rebecca Toolan, Adriana Tripa, Barry Pepper, Charles Seigal; Executive producers Michael Collier and Reto Salimbeni; Line producer R. Earl Peturson; Casting Akiko Morison (Canada) and Kathy Henderson (USA); Art direction Peter Hinton; Costume designer David Lisle; Music... Topics: Family, Taxicabs, Buses, Bus terminals, Elevators, Apartment buildings, Cityscapes
Item is an amateur film documenting a Spencer family Christmas gathering. Film documents Gertrude Spencer and a baby, likely Andrea Ellen Spencer. Film also documents Peggy Spencer and others in party hats, and people with tennis raquets. [1959?]. Item # MI-94 Topics: Infants, Family, Celebrations
Super 8 mm film documenting a street demonstration in Vancouver in July 1981 protesting the screening of the sexually explicit feature film Caligula in a conventional movie house (not a pornographic establishment). The film includes footage of a crowd of several dozen adults and children carrying placards and picketing the Towne Cinema (919 Granville Street) where Caligula was being shown, a spokesperson for the organization United Citizens for Integrity explaining their reasons for protest,... Topics: Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Demonstrations, Theatres, Crowds, Streets, Vancouver
. Item is camera original raw footage for "Curse of the Lost Gold Mine." Interview with Jack Mould who tells of his beliefs about the mine and his own experiences trying to find gold near Pitt Lake. Includes shots of the tent-shaped rock. Mould believes that Spanish found gold there before Slumach did and has had some luck dowsing to find gold. Reference code: AM1553-8-S4-: MI-487
Item is an amateur film documenting the Vancouver Skating Club's 1953 production of "Stars on Ice" featuring Sonja Henie. Other featured skaters include: Elaine Dawson, Diane Henderson, Jeanne and Thornton Opie, Jocelyn and Rothero Thacker, Audrey and Bill Corson, Jan Tors, Bill Lewis, Arlene McFarlane, Irene Turtle, Bill Corson, Marshall Beard, Loyette Shatilla, Gladys and Victor Hartley, Edy Rada, and Lorrie Perkins. Images also include a 150-pound cake presented by the VSC to Sonja... Topics: Skating, ice, Celebrations
1973. Item is processed footage for the never completed film which was tentatively titled "Neon Madman" or "Electric City." Film has been colour manipulated. Scene shows downtown traffic and pedestrians, a parking meter and a mannequin. Reference code: AM1553-1-S3-: MI-566 Topics: Traffic, Signs and signboards, Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Lighting
Item is an amateur film documenting Eric Hamber and five male companions bathing nude in a lake, game shooting with hunting rifle and spending time outside a log cabin. 1926. Item # MI-134 Topics: Automobiles, Lakes and ponds, Dogs, Men, Log cabins
. Item is raw footage for the documentary "Everest - Climb for Hope." Includes additional footage of the fundraising dinner event with speeches and the audience. Along with a few others Dr. Peter Austen, a Climb for Hope team member, speaks to the crowd. Reference code: AM1553-8-S6-: MI-448
Item is an amateur film documenting Diana, Barbara, and John Fife Spencer wearing life jackets on the deck of a ship, with Gertrude Spencer seated nearby. The film also documents members of the Spencer family playing badminton on the ship. [1930?]. Item # MI-50 Topics: Boats and ships, Passengers
1995. Item is a sponsored production produced for the Department of National Defense by Yaletown Productions. This is the broadcast dub from the 1" English master. Reference code: AM1553-7-S2-: MI-368 Topics: Air pilots, Air travel, Airplanes, Airports, Military, Military training, Aerial photographs,...
1986. This item consists of raw footage featuring B.C./Expo 86 aerials; shot in 35mm and transferred to one inch tape. Original negative no longer exists and only video footage survives. Some of this material was used in Yaletown Production's video postcard series. Reference code: AM1553-8-S13-: MI-346
Item is an amateur film documenting 2995 Roseberry Ave, West Vancouver, the home and garden of Victor Vance and Peggy Spencer. Film documents a baby, likely Victor Vance and Peggy Spencer's daughter Janice Elvin, born 10 March 1952. 1952. Item # MI-89 Topics: Infants, Gardens--Household
Item is an organizational record film documenting a fire hose demonstration with Mayor Tom Campbell attending and the Vancouver Fire Department fighting four Vancouver fires. The fire hose demonstration takes place in front of Mine Mill Marine Machinery near the Cambie swingspan bridge. Also shows Johnston Terminals, a tug boat, the new Granville Street Bridge, the Fire Chief being interviewed, and men in scuba suits kicking boards that have fire hoses spouting water. Film also shows apartment... Topics: Vancouver (B.C.)--Fire Department, Bridges, Apartments, Business enterprises
Item is an amateur film documenting Gertrude Spencer with daughters Barbara, Diana, Trudean (?), and other girls, visiting Cornwall, London, and other locations in England. Film documents the group visiting the seashore, and landmarks including the Keigwin Arms in Mousehole and several churches. [1930?]. Item # MI-47 Topics: Girls, Automobiles, Churches, Boats and ships
1992. Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military Parachute Team, the Sky Hawks. Includes footage of the Sky Hawks jumping out of an airplane shot from an adjacent airplane. Shots from the ground includes footage of the Sky Hawks parachuting to the ground and performing tricks, and airplanes. Transfer of the original camera source tape. 6, 7, 8 Reference code: AM1553-7-S2-: MI-418 Topics: Airplanes, Aerial photographs, Skydiving, Parachutes, Military
1973. Item is a home movie filmed while on holiday in Mexico. Contains footage of sunsets at the beach, other beach scenes, includes some footage of San Francisco including Fisherman's Warf, the Golden Gate bridge, sunsets, and Alcatraz. Reference code: AM1553-1-S2-: MI-589 Topics: Coasts, Beaches, Birds, Cityscapes, Bridges
1971. Item is a home movie of a holiday to San Francisco. Includes scenes of the ocean, flowers, scenic views, a woman on some outdoor stairs, beach scenes, highway footage taken from a moving vehicle, also some footage of a small settlement with buildings, children playing in the river and some cows [in Mexico?], the film ends with a beach sunset. Reference code: AM1553-1-S2-: MI-588 Topics: Coasts, Boats and boating, Views, Flowers, Beaches, Highways, Cattle, Children, Rivers, Domestic...
1992. Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's Military Parachute Team, the Sky Hawks. Original camera source tape 1. Includes footage of an airplane taking off and then footage taken from inside an airplane of the pilots and crew and of equipment being dropped out the back of the airplane attached to parachutes. Reference code: AM1553-7-S2-: MI-382 Topics: Rain and rainfall, Airplanes, Airports, Air pilots, Military, Maps
[197-]. Item is a home movie. Footage includes shots of the Lion's Gate Bridge, a dog on a beach, ducks, a parking lot, a sailboat filmed from the shore, seagulls, a light fixture, and ocean waves. Reference code: AM1553-1-S2-: MI-572 Topics: Stanley Park (Vancouver, B.C.), Dogs, Coasts, Animals
1970. Item is footage taken on the set of "McCabe and Mrs. Miller." Includes scenes of the bucket brigade, the film crew working and cameras, and the movie set. Fire scenes by 'Flash' Collier. Reference code: AM1553-1-S2-: MI-587 Topics: Snow, Fires, Actors, Film industry, Photographic apparatus and supplies
1992. Item is a tourist promotional video for travelling in Alaska. Features shots showing off the Alaskan landscape, following a train of tourists on their route to Northern Alaska. Includes footage of dogsledding and snowmobiling. Video has a predominantly country music soundtrack. Dubbed in Japanese with Japanese title screens and Japanese credits. Reference code: AM1553-7-S1-: MI-504 Topics: Maps, Railroad conductors, Railroads, Railroads--Passenger cars, Snow, Tourist trade, Tourism,...
1983. Film is the release print of "Stadium" featuring construction of BC Place Stadium with time lapse of inflating roof. Also contains a panning shot of the city of Vancouver, and shots of construction in progress before the roof was ready to go up, workers working, an aerial view of the building without a roof, the crowd and dignitaries inside awaiting and watching the inflation of the roof. Musical soundtrack. Reference code: AM1553-8-S11-: MI-251 Topics: Aerial photographs, Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.), Construction industry, Architecture--details,...